Warehouse & Distribution Officer (Purchasing)

Job Requisition ID:  32192
Department:  514 COGs - Logistics - Stores and Warehouse (514)
Category:  Production


Date:  19 Mar 2024

Come and Save Lives with Us!

The Company is a growing international specialty pharmaceutical group that is a dedicated ally to healthcare providers treating patients with critical conditions, focusing on emergency care and rare diseases.  We have over 400 employees in 16 countries.
Our portfolio 80+ rescue medicines make a real difference in the lives of patients and their caregivers and that gives every one of our employees a sense of purpose.

Our Purpose is supported by our 4 key values:

  • We make patients our priority    
  • We act with integrity and accountability 
  • We work together as one team  
  • We look for better ways forward


Broad Function

Responsible for covering all the Departments planning, purchasing, forecasting, data entry, stock control, Quality and all Supplier activities for the Inventory and General stock items, within the Warehouse & Distribution function. 

Principal Responsibilities 

1.    Using electronic stock system (PAS-X & GP), maintain minimum stock levels and ensuring purchase orders are in place to support the MPS, Development or any other requirements. Provide month end discard information for cost accounting and stock reconciliation.
2.    Responsible for maintenance stock levels for all raw materials applying Lean principles and techniques to the stock holding strategy to maximise stock turnover whilst minimising stock out issues and obsolescence.
3.    Continually keep up to date all inventory stock records, quality systems, Stores Excel and associated Great Plains Inventory systems.
4.    Communicate and maintain all Inventory and General Purchase Order requirements to suppliers and expedite/defer overdue orders as applicable, following Financial and Quality procedures.
5.    To follow Health and Safety guidelines and procedures as issued by the company.
6.    Issue Suppliers schedules, forecasts, and manage consignment stock ensuring good communications between both parties.
7.    Support Department Quality compliance activities by ensuring SOP, Change controls, Audits, Events, Work instructions, 6S programs and other Quality requirements are highlighted for completion by agreed dates. Support Change Controls, Quality Events, Quality documents and Validation documents.
The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and you may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties compatible with your experience and competencies. This description may be varied from time to time to reflect changing business requirements.


Education and Experience

1.    Ideally educated to HND/C or degree standard and / or with extensive experience in similar role.    
2.    IT literate with Microsoft experience.


Skills and Attributes

1.    Excellent communicator
2.    Self-motivated - ability to work with minimal supervision.
3.    Numerate, methodical with a high level of attention to detail
4.    Strong organisational skills with an ability to plan ahead and handle several activities at once.
5.    Able to analyse, challenge and recommend Improvements



Serb Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation & benefit packages, challenging opportunities and a culture of working together in a supportive way built on our strong foundation of values.